Chapter 2.14
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

Sections:

2.14.010    Definitions.

2.14.020    Creation – Eligibility.

2.14.030    Term – Vacancy.

2.14.040    Officers – Meetings – Quorum.

2.14.050    Powers and duties.

2.14.060    Budget.

2.14.070    Rules and regulations.

2.14.010 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter unless otherwise clearly required by the context, the following terms are defined as follows:

A. “Board” means the city advisory library board.

B. “Library” means the library located in the city.

C. “Library district” means the north central regional library district. (Ord. 842 § 1 (part), 1988).

2.14.020 Creation – Eligibility.

There is created an advisory library board, consisting of five members who shall be appointed by the mayor, with the confirmation of the city council. Board members may reside within or without the city so long as the member resides within the service area of the library. Board members shall not receive compensation for their services. (Ord. 842 § 1 (part), 1988).

2.14.030 Term – Vacancy.

The terms of office shall begin on the first Tuesday of January. The terms of all board members appointed following the initial term shall be three years. Vacancies shall be filled for unexpired terms as soon as possible in the manner in which members of the board are regularly chosen. Members of the board may be removed for cause by majority vote of the city council. (Ord. 1443 § 1, 2012: Ord. 1051 § 1, 1996; Ord. 842 § 1 (part), 1988).

2.14.040 Officers – Meetings – Quorum.

A. At the first meeting each year, the board members shall elect from the members of the board a president, a vice president, and a secretary. It shall be the duty of the president to preside at all meetings of the board and the duty of the vice president to do so in the absence of the president. The secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of all proceedings of the board and provide copies of the same to the city administrator within one week after each board meeting. The board shall determine the dates, time and location of its meetings, and shall meet at least once every two months.

B. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and an affirmative vote of a majority of the board members present, or two affirmative votes in the event any board members are absent, shall be necessary to carry any proposition. (Ord. 1443 § 2, 2012: Ord. 1051 § 2, 1996; Ord. 842 § 1 (part), 1988).

2.14.050 Powers and duties.

The duties or the board are as follows:

A. To serve in a liaison capacity between the city and the library district staff and library district board and to thereafter recommend to the city council all actions the board deems necessary and appropriate to carry out the terms, conditions and purposes of the library service agreements now in effect or as may hereinafter be entered or modified between the city and the library district.

B. To provide recommendations to the city council as to the advisability of services to the greatest number of people at the most reasonable cost to the city.

C. To have general supervision of the Northwest Historical books collection, including but not limited to books, bound newspapers and microfilm. The board may purchase additions to the collection, receive books donated to the collection and sell, exchange, divest or otherwise dispose of any item in the collection that the board determines does not enhance the collection.

D. The board shall have control and supervision of the library building and facilities provided to the library district, subject to the approval of the council. The board may plan, promote, manage and acquire, develop and maintain the library, to the extent such powers and duties are not pre-exempted by the library district pursuant to RCW 27.12 et seq. as now exists or may hereafter be amended.

E. The board shall have the ability to acquire materials and supplies necessary for library purposes without council approval up to one thousand dollars. Any purchase in excess of one thousand dollars or any capital expenditures must be approved by the city council.

F. The board may solicit or receive gifts or bequests; provided, that the property gifted or bequeathed shall be received in the name of the city and all of such properties shall be delivered to the city clerk/treasurer for administration. The board shall recommend to the city council how library funds including gifts and bequests are used with all such library funds to be used for library purposes. (Ord. 842 § 1 (part), 1988).

2.14.060 Budget.

The board shall make recommendations to the city council each year, prior to the compilation of the preliminary budget, for the development of the library programs and facilities as it may deem advisable for the guidance of the mayor and city council in preparing the budget for the ensuing year. (Ord. 842 § 1 (part), 1988).

2.14.070 Rules and regulations.

The board shall promulgate bylaws, rules and regulations for its guidance and for the government and management of the library as it deems necessary, to the extent not pre-exempted by RCW 27.12 et seq. as now exists or may hereafter be amended. (Ord. 842 § 1 (part), 1988).